We were first established 30 years ago in 1987. Our initial focus was on installing above-ground swimming pools. Because we are located in Florida, and due to the attractive year-round climate here, it means that above-ground pools can successfully be installed, and used, regardless that it is the middle of July or the middle of December. Learn more about us at http://www.poolsaboveground.com/above-ground-pools.html.
Greenergrassdesign is currently a two person, Houston-based operation. Out of Houston's shortcomings, pollution, suburban sprawl, beige strip malls, bland landscape, comes the desire to filter beauty out of the muck and mundane.
Along with being native Houstonians, our unique combination includes a twenty-five year friendship, one fine art degree, one business degree and the need for something better. Rather than support the further standardization of design, we want to seek products which can have added value, be beautiful, functional and have lasting significance. Our search for more individual, design-oriented products has yielded a collection which includes lighting, accessories, textiles and objects for the home featuring the works of more than 30 designers from around the world.
Greenergrassdesign is a curatorial approach, a particular aesthetic, both varied and cohesive. With an ever-changing product range including some larger production items, some limited edition along with design originals, Greenergrassdesign hopes to offer-up something special to both designer and consumer.
Mirco Tardio (1970) studied architecture in Venice, Milan and Paris and worked in prestigious offices in Paris. With Caroline Djuric (1974), he founded the architectural firm Djuric-Tardio Architectes in 2004, to develop projects and researches at different urban scale, up to single-family house. Eco-sustainable architecture is the favored theme, with the aim of investigating the modern needs of living in the contemporary dense urban and suburban areas, while optimizing the city’s energy consumption and the sustainability of its districts. These criteria are the basis of the architectural production of the study, with the modularity and the future and unpredictable reconversion of buildings, embracing a wider stance about the sustainability of the project.
Djuric-Tardio Architectes develops projects on a small scale but always within a broader vision: to develop a “chart” of principles for the development of a socially inclusive and sustainable future in our cities.
In 2012, feedbacks from several eco-sustainable family houses projects start to nourish their theory of an innovative urban-suburban development, based on densification and the respect of the historical scale of districts. The quality of life of inhabitants pass before the mainstream threat of the urban sprawl, which the firm partly considers as an excuse for a schizophrenic optimization of the land. Djuric-Tardio Architectes analyse the interaction between the user and its house, thanks to the variety of their clients in terms of social origins, and therefore assert the high role of the architects’ proposals in the management of energy in the city.
Indeed, they stand at the crossroads between individual needs and wishes, cities ambitions of sustainability, and the proposals made by energy suppliers and engineering consultants.
Starting from family houses and housing, they are imagining a future urban landscape, based on a different approach of the inhabitant. DTA does not aim at building emblematic project, but at finding solutions to change the rules of control and regulation, to create asmart city based on urban planning but also on the relation of the inhabitant towards its city (including its energy management). It is definitively not about selling a catalog of green technologies to people.
Through the “Architecture Bas Carbone EDF” competition (2014) (low carbon architecture/launched by the french energy supplier EDF), DTA is now working on such solutions on the Gennevilliers project, 15 houses spread on 4 plots in Paris close suburb. The research is focused on a new concept of house’ autonomy, leading Djuric-Tardio Architectes to conceive a new outline of smartgrids.
The firm participated in various international competitions in architecture and design, also collaborating with different architectural offices on different programs. The Helsinki Library isexhibited at the MOMA in New York, and their temporary, modular and urban nursery concept Sticks at the MAXXI museum in Roma.They won the prize for wood constructions “Lauriers Bois 2012” in Grenoble, and the 2012 Prize for the Emerging Architects for Wallpaper London.
Developer Joseph Eichler (1900–1974) sold dreams of suburban happiness with each of the 11,000 modern tract houses he built between 1950 and1974. Designed by prominent architects like A. Quincy Jones, the homes featured glass walls, atriums, and open floor plans. Today he’s a noun you can live in.
John King last wrote for Dwell on suburban urbanism, a far cry Hugh Ferriss's world of sky-scraping charcoal forms. Currently the San Francisco Chronicle's urban design critic, King first encountered Farriss's atmospheric imagery in the 1980s, when its sky's-the-limit ethos seemed more archaic than it does today.
Randy Thueme Design is an intimate Landscape Architecture studio comprised of the founder and enthusiastic design associates working in partnership with many leading Bay Area architects, designers, engineers and craftspeople.
From our office on South Park, we work on projects throughout the Bay Area and western states. Our work is primarily with private residential and semi public institutional clients. We enjoy working with a full range of architectural styles from new and distinctive to vintage structures in need of refreshing - and everything in between. We have undertaken commissions across a range of scales and budgets. Small urban spaces, suburban sites and large acreage properties are all of interest to us. We thrive working with clients and design professionals who, while solving difficult challenges, wish to push beyond the ordinary to achieve a result that is unexpected, fresh, sometimes startling, and always distinctive. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our site: www.randythuemedesign.com
For 130 years, we've been committed to real estate innovation. Our founder, William Van Duzer Lawrence, was an industry pioneer, helping define the American suburban idyll through his development of Bronxville, New York. Today, we're the leading brokerage north of New York City, with 1,300 agents at 30 offices serving Westchester, Connecticut and the Hudson Valley.
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Blair Kamin is the Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer Prize–winning architecture critic and the co-owner of a suburban home that, despite waves of renovation, will never make the pages of Dwell. Kamin typically writes about large-scale projects and was delighted to turn his focus to a small-scale home rehab for a couple whose lifestyle is anything but conventional. "It was great to observe the direct connection between their quirks and the completed house."
Mariko Reed is an architectural photographer living in San Francisco, California and Honolulu, Hawaii. Mariko photographs interiors and exteriors for editorial and commercial clients. Mariko was born in Hawaii and raised with a combination of Japanese sensitivity and American ingenuity.
The daughter of a general contractor and a fashion executive, Mariko is at home on a job site or beside a runway, bringing a unique sensibility to her photographs. While attending photography school, she discovered her quiet patience was the perfect match for architectural photography. Mariko's work focuses on capturing images with respect to the natural light and feeling of a space.